Yudi Rafael L. Koike

Yudi Rafael L. Koike
Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
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    612 West 116th Street
    New York, NY 10027
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Yudi Rafael is a PhD student in Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University working on contemporary art and curatorial practices, cultural and political memory of racialization, and Japanese exclusion laws and practices in Hemispheric Americas. He holds a BA in Social Sciences from UFSC, a Pós-Graduação Lato Sensu in Art: Criticism and Curating from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, and an MA in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University. Prior to joining Columbia’s PhD program, he worked as an independent curator in São Paulo, having collaborated with different cultural institutions and art spaces in the city. Among others, he was assistant curator of the 2nd Frestas Art Triennial, "Between Post-Truth and Events", in 2017, and co-curator of the Residência Artística Cambridge project in 2016, for which he was a recipient of the APCA 2016 - São Paulo Association of Art Critics 'urban appropriation' award.